Excerpt from Never A Bridesmaid, Always A Bride
“This looks good.”
“I was going to bring it to you.”
She shook her head. “I’m not helpless.”
“I never said you were. I want to take care of you.”
She smiled, feeling warm and fuzzy inside. It had been ages since she had someone who wanted to take care of her, let alone did.
Jake winked at her and handed over a plate with a slice of mushroom and sausage pizza.
“Did you know this was my favorite pizza?”
Jake grinned and shrugged. “Maybe.”
“How did you know this was my favorite?”
“I know you, Alyssa. You might not want to admit it, but I do.”
She smiled, ducking her chin as her cheeks heated. Jake chuckled and cupped her elbow, guiding her to the couch again. They ate and talked and watched tv until Alyssa felt all the tension from the weeks she’d been there easing away. She eyes felt droopy without her anxiety keeping her awake. She leaned her head on his shoulder and watched the show until her eyes closed and she fell asleep.